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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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Address: 1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 273 3823
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Great museum for all ages! No crowd when we went so ample space to wander and look at our leisure. And the price was right....FREE! (Donations accepted :) ) Be sure to check... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great museum for all ages! No crowd when we went so ample space to wander and look at our leisure. And the price was right....FREE! (Donations accepted :) ) Be sure to check this out if you are in the area.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You know it's free, right? So go check it out! It's got rocks and gems from all over the world, with an emphasis on Colorado and the Western states, and a special display room. It's also got the Miss Colorado crown, with 613 gemstones, 2 samples of moon rock, lots of gold and silver (we're in Colorado, after all), petrified... More 

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Jasper, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum, mineral and mining displays. Many world class specimens here. Be sure and visit when in Denver.

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pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allow at least an hour if you are in love with rocks, the colors, variety and huge display cabinets will amaze. The collection is just astounding but it is truly only gems and stones. It's free and for kids a great learning environment and for geologist majors a dream of a place.

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful museum. The specimens are outstanding. This is a must if in the area. As the others have said, the museum is free! It may cost a couple of $ to park but we'll worth it. An Apollo XV moon rock is on display. Ever seen a rock from the moon? You can here.

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Oakdale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my daughter (9) here for a 90 minute tour of both floors. We were amazed the quality and diversity of the exhibits. It is a nice, quiet venue with an excellent layout. Bring a camera to capture some of the beauty there. The gift shop is amazing too.

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is the Colorado School of Mines one of the best schools in the country for mining and engineering, but the campus setting is worth a visit. The Geology Museum has a stunning display of rocks and minerals both found locally as well as samples from around the world, including a moon rock. My grandsons, age 8 and 9... More 

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1 Thank Larry C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I am not a big geology fan but I found this little "gem" of a museum to be most interesting and very well laid out. In just under an hour you can see lots of very interesting displays including some moon rocks which make the tour a lot of fun. A bonus is that it is free also!

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High Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

My husband loves science and our daughter lives in the area, so we took him. I like to tour colleges, so we were all happy. A little hard to find but glad we went.

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North Royalton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I like touring all schools. This one is small but well known for its high standards of acceptance. There is a museum of mining and geology on campus worth seeing. The bookstore was closed on Sat. at 2pm (I wanted to look for a t-shirt). It is very highly so be aware if you're going to bike or even walk... More 

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